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Youth Matter Grants Deadline May 31

Grant proposals are being sought for community-based projects supporting youth-led health, wellness and other protective factors within the 12-16 year old age range in Alaska.  The deadline for the Youth Matter Grants, sponsored by the Anchorage Youth Development Coalition, is 5 p.m. AKST on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
The AYDC’s Youth Matter Grants are specifically intended to support youth to feel like they matter to their communities. Proposals may be service projects, mentorship programs, a series of events or activities, a media campaign, peer-to-peer programs, or more. Organizers encourage people to be creative and innovative in their approach.
A total of $25,000 is available for this round of Youth Matter Grants. Each project is limited to a maximum of $5,000 and must be focused on addressing two or three or more of the project goals to support youth-led initiatives within the 12-16 year olds.
Organizers are looking to support projects that address two or more of the following goals:
Safety: Youth want to live in a safer community, not just for physical safety but also to be empowered to be themselves.
Support, Respect, and Fairness: Youth want to be treated fairly and with respect by adults. Having friendly, supportive, and positive relationships with adults provides the right role models to empower youth.
Make a Difference: Youth want to be engaged and make a difference. This may be through providing meaningful opportunities and service-based activities. Meaningful engagement also includes youth involved in decision making, leadership, and implementing a project.
For more information download the AYDC Youth Matter Grant Guide at:
For more information contact Lindsey at